If someone from your company’s leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following qu… Continue reading
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Here’s a refreshing, 36-minute podcast/interview on the power of storytelling to spark big, positive changes in organizations. Especially relevant to business people engaged in Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma projects. The interviewers are Elisabeth Swan… Continue reading
1. “I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs
2. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead
3. “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” – Jonas Salk
4. “If you have always done it t… Continue reading
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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint Exupery
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” — Winston Churchill
“No matter what the work you are doing, be always ready to drop it. And plan it, so as to be able to leave it.” — Leo Tolstoy
“Pray to Allah, but tie your camel.” — The Prophet Muhammed
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” — John F. Kennedy
“It’s takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“Plan for what is difficult while it is easy. Do what is great while it is small.” — Sun Tzu
“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” — George S. Patton
“Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than the do the marriage.” — Zig Ziglar
“All human plans are subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.” — Arthur C. Clarke
Do you work in an organization that is trying to raise the bar for innovation, teamwork, storytelling, and leadership, but doesn’t have the budget to pay for trainings, keynotes, and workshops? Here’s an alternative — Idea Champions’ Micro-Learning f… Continue reading
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There’s a good chance you and I have never met, talked or exchanged emails. If you are a subscriber to this blog, our only connection has been you reading my postings from time to time, 95% of which have … Continue reading
1. Ask the most creative people at work for their ideas.
2. Brainstorm with a co-worker.
3. Tape record your ideas on your commute to and from work.
4. Present your challenge to a child.
5. Take your team off-site for a day.
6. Listen to your … Continue reading
Click here for Mitch Ditkoff’s 5/25 appearance on VoiceAmerica — Wanda Wallace’s Out of the Comfort Zone interview. All about the power of storytelling.
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